Contractors axe second treasurer within 14 months


  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2003

BY SIRA HABIBU

PENANG: The treasurer of the Penang Malay Contractors Association has been dropped from the committee line-up effective Dec 26 last year, making him the second treasurer to be removed by the association in the last 14 months. 

Association president Md Ibrahim Md Ismail said it was a routine exercise to ensure “operations run smoothly.'' 

He said Zainul Abdul Malik Eusoff was dropped because he was too busy with a co-operative in which he was the chairman, and another committee member Abdul Kadir Mydin was also dropped because there were too many representatives from the north-east district. 

“The new treasurer is the chairman of the Class F contractors bureau who shares the same office building with me, therefore it will be easier to monitor operations,'' he said.  

Zainul Abdul Malik Eusoff said the reason given for removing him was that he was not easily contactable. 

However, he claimed that he was contactable by phone because “I have given my house number, mobile telephone number and a co-operative number where I usually hang out.'' 

He also said certain parties, but not the president, “do not like me asking too much questions.”  

Zainul said he was not blaming Md Ibrahim for removing him because he had the prerogative to replace the office bearers.  

However, he felt that the president should have discussed the matter during the monthly meeting before making such a decision. 

Zainul's predecessor Syed Jaafar Syed Abdullah was sacked in October 2001 along with 11 other members for allegedly breaching the association's constitution and tarnishing its image. 

Syed Jaafar had in a Sept 27 police report alleged that RM2.4mil “disappeared” from the association's coffers.  

The “missing fund” was part of the RM41.4mil profit from four school construction projects. 

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